It's a quiet day (so far) on the Interwebs, which has led to everyone noticing and buzzing about a great little rumor that Ain't It Cool News discovered thanks to The Modesto Bee. The Bee caught up with up and comer Jeremy Renner (currently turning heads in the much buzzed about The Hurt Locker), and he revealed that he was trying to get behind the wheel of a famous black Interceptor. "I'm also fighting to do the new Mad Max film with George Miller. That might be next summer. I'm screen-testing and meeting George Miller."
A screen test is a long way from a casting announcement (just think about who all screen tested for The Green Lantern), but it's the first news to come out of the long delayed Max Max reboot / remake project in some time. Obviously, Renner is being vague enough that he might not even be referring to trying out for the part of Mr. Rockatansky, but come on. If you name drop Mad Max, you're trying out for Max, which suggests this will be a straight up remake.
I always half-hoped they'd get Mel Gibson back, and do a fourth film with an older and more unbalanced Max (a post-apocalyptic Nathanial Bumppo, if you will), but I think that ship has probably sailed. (Though with the way Gibson has popped back up to get into the world's good graces again, you never know.) Renner more than has the acting chops, and would be a fresh face for a remake / reboot / whatever the heck it'll be. So, good luck to him. If he gets the part, may he have loads of cool lines, an even cooler car, and a sexier jacket.